Dickens’ Christmas is the Best of Times

costumed couple dance

For more than 30 years, the Dickens Christmas Festival, held annually at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George has allowed shoppers and other festival goers to step back in time to the charm and tradition of an olde English Christmas. A shopping experience like no other, Dickens Christmas Festival 2017 will have  more than 150 exhibitors and booths resembling little English shoppes each offering one-of-a-kind gifts and treasures for everyone on your Christmas gift list.

From the moment you step into our Southern Utah version of “merry old England”, you’ll be greeted by carolers, characters right out of a Dickens novel – including those famous Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future – chimney sweeps, street urchins and costumed townsfolk singing and dancing for your entertainment.  You’ll meet the puppet lady, pickpockets, the little match girl, fortune tellers, British royalty, and English bobbies all in authentic period costumes.  Each evening of the Festival, the Dickens Theater Company will present mini-musical productions of Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” and “Scrooge.”

There will also be tasty treats such as roasted chestnuts; English toffee, caramels, fudge and other homemade candies, as well as Mr. Bumble’s Giant Cinnamon Buns, Soups-in-a-Bun and delicious bread loaves.  Oh, and did we mention, Father Christmas himself will be on hand to make even the most steadfast of non-believers rethink their position.

The Dickens Christmas Festival, held this year on the four days of November 29 – December 2, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.,m., is for the whole family.   Tickets are a miserly $7 per adult, $6 for seniors over age 65, and $5 for children ages 4-12.  Children under age 3 may attend free-of-charge.

We know we haven’t made the same impact on the world as the Charles Dickens, but if you are looking for beautiful, affordable home-away-from-home vacation resort rental we can offer you “the best of times.”  Register online today at www.stgeorgeresortrentals.com for accommodations at the St. George Resort Rentals or www.laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums.  You’ll find comfortable living spaces, fully stocked kitchens with all appliances; free-use laundry sets in every  unit; and resort amenities.  Your keys will be waiting!

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